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Postby scr » Sat May 26, 2007 8:44 am

Countless articles have been written demonizing several baseball players on the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Every single article written about these ballplayers has either spun a nasty opinion about these ballplayers or have been factually incorrect, a basis used in an attempt to ruin a person's career.

To make matters worse, articles sprouting out of the soiled mouths of the Tampa Bay sportswriters have prompted politically correct mainstream media to jump on the bandwagon and offer their politically correct (but lacking in truth) furtherance of rumor posing as fact. (See Buster Olney's rip jobs on D. Young & BJ Upton, the latest Robbie Neyer tirade re Elijah Dukes, as well as last year's well publicized USA today article about all three ballplayers).

The origins of the negativity surrounding and malignant to the Tampa Baseball franchise has profound and long lasting effects to wit:

Folks that believe what they read will be so turned off (at the tampa ballplayer), that they will not support the team. Declining attendance revenues, smaller cable revenues as well as declining ad and merchandise sales.

Since the corporate world seems to be focused on the all-mighty dollar, it's about time we quantified this serious problem in terms of lost revenue. Lost revenues translate into lost intrinsic value to the baseball franchise itself.

Earth to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays Front Office:

The soiled local media, in conjunction with a politically correct, arrogant and need to lecture all national media, have financially harmed the franchise, and thus, financially injured those who are dedicating their careers in furtherance of this franchise.

The media serves, in many cases, as the advertising arm of an mlb franchise. The media's job is to report the truth-not spin, and hopefully promote the positives of the sport and the team. The damage that the beat writers for the SP Times, the Sentinal, and the nationwide media outlets have caused to present and future revenues can be quantified and measured to the extent that the going concern nature of the franchise itself is in jeopardy.

It's time for the franchise to finally, once and for all, grow a pair and defend itself against the soiled local, and by extension, national mainstream media. Expose and demand public apologies for the trash job done to your assets-your players-by the Neyers, Olney's, USA Today's, the SP Times and Sentinals of this world for their misrepresentations & negative spins designed to cast a negative shadow on the franchise.

It's time to hold the media accountable-our franchise and your livelihoods depend on it. The media has cultivated a cancer on our team that can be quantified into lost revenue-both on a present and future value.

If morals won't do it, maybe a light wallet may compel the team to finally stand up to the media cancer that plagues it's every move.

Duke Lacross=Elijah Dukes. Enough is enough.

Deerayfan-If you plan on making a career with the DFO, this post has special meaning to you. It's time to think outside the politically correct box.
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Postby scr » Sat May 26, 2007 10:51 am

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Raiders and deerayfan, what say you?
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Postby roncool11 » Sat May 26, 2007 11:43 am

what exactly did they say? :-?
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Postby Yoda » Sat May 26, 2007 11:45 am

Were there not enough Dukes discussions in the other threads that you had to start yet another one?
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Postby scr » Sat May 26, 2007 12:01 pm

Yoda wrote:Were there not enough Dukes discussions in the other threads that you had to start yet another one?



Yoda, et-tu, brutus?

This thread is not about Dukes. This thread is about the growing malignancy known as the Tampa media and the resultant financial harm done to the Tampa Bay Baseball franchise.

It's about time somebody, somewhere, called these folks to task (since they are so fond of popping off irresponsibly about certain players).

If left unchecked, the media, left to themselves, may wrongly target any one of us in future opines. Should that occasion happen to you, Yoda, perhaps your view of this situation would rise to the level of concern that it should be now. There are real consequences to irresponsible journalism, consequences that should raise eyebrows now.
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Postby Yoda » Sat May 26, 2007 12:13 pm

scr wrote:
Yoda wrote:Were there not enough Dukes discussions in the other threads that you had to start yet another one?



Yoda, et-tu, brutus?

This thread is not about Dukes. This thread is about the growing malignancy known as the Tampa media and the resultant financial harm done to the Tampa Bay Baseball franchise.

It's about time somebody, somewhere, called these folks to task (since they are so fond of popping off irresponsibly about certain players).

If left unchecked, the media, left to themselves, may wrongly target any one of us in future opines. Should that occasion happen to you, Yoda, perhaps your view of this situation would rise to the level of concern that it should be now. There are real consequences to irresponsible journalism, consequences that should raise eyebrows now.


Yeah but then again I would never go on record to threaten to kill someone or her kids either. :-°
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Postby pope » Sat May 26, 2007 12:27 pm

I am a Cincinnati Bengal's fan. I have no sympathy for you.

What ever happened to the prospect of 'contraction'? Baseball in Tampa Bay is not working.















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Re: The troubling Tampa Bay sportswriters

Postby Chrisy Moltisanti » Sat May 26, 2007 12:30 pm

scr wrote:Countless articles have been written demonizing several baseball players on the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Every single article written about these ballplayers has either spun a nasty opinion about these ballplayers or have been factually incorrect, a basis used in an attempt to ruin a person's career.


Not another Bonds thread. Oh wait. Are people realizing this unethical shock-factor, capitalistic behavior is universal?
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Postby AdvRider » Sat May 26, 2007 12:30 pm

This problem isn’t unique to MLB or the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. The media are always reporting bad news that gets people’s panties all in a bunch and adversely affects the collective emotional well-being of the population and the commercial fortunes of individuals and institutions. Worse still, the news is sometimes wrong, ala Duke lacrosse. (The media should not report on charges filed by law enforcement officials until a case is adjudicated!!)

Nattering nabobs of negativism, as Spiro Agnew famously characterized members of the press.

Did we really need to know Josh Hancock had been drinking? That Barry Bonds probably took steroids? That Michael Vick allegedly hosted dog fights? That Elijah Dukes and Brett Myers have or have had (reportedly) rather nasty problems with their wives? That the U.S. intelligence community warned the Bush administration years ago that ousting Saddam would likely result in years of bloody and intractable Shiite vs. Sunni conflicts? Do we really need to be troubled by the inconvenience of truth?

It’s time for the media to start promoting the positive aspects of sports and the world at large.

Personally, I would prefer news on the charitable works of the nice ladies in the local Junior League or the Little Sisters of the Poor than reckless and ill-informed reports based on “unnamed sources” about how Halliburton might have profited in Iraq, or how universities might have colluded with student loan providers … or young Mr. Duke’s history of problems, however amply documented in court and law enforcement records they may be.

Since journalists have proven themselves to be incorrigibly cynical, arrogant, bitter, amoral, and unfair – malignant ink-stained wretches, Neyer and his rogue cronies -- the Bush administration should immediately outlaw private media and establish a state-run news dissemination department.

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Postby scr » Sat May 26, 2007 12:33 pm

Yoda wrote:
scr wrote:
Yoda wrote:Were there not enough Dukes discussions in the other threads that you had to start yet another one?



Yoda, et-tu, brutus?

This thread is not about Dukes. This thread is about the growing malignancy known as the Tampa media and the resultant financial harm done to the Tampa Bay Baseball franchise.

It's about time somebody, somewhere, called these folks to task (since they are so fond of popping off irresponsibly about certain players).

If left unchecked, the media, left to themselves, may wrongly target any one of us in future opines. Should that occasion happen to you, Yoda, perhaps your view of this situation would rise to the level of concern that it should be now. There are real consequences to irresponsible journalism, consequences that should raise eyebrows now.


Yeah but then again I would never go on record to threaten to kill someone or her kids either. :-°



Yoda, if you have the time, take a gander at the st. pete times today. Tried and convicted by the writers, without sensibly putting the matter, as a whole, together. Dukes is now the official poster child of spousal abuse.

This is not the first time the Tampa media has gotten it wrong. Until a real, well publicized boycott of advertising revenues is implemented, these folks will continue to run with what sells rather than honest reporting. Last year's circus was relentless.

The bottom line is a smaller bottom line to ownership if they continue to cower to biased reporting. And again, this could happen to any one of us.
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